1. Recent UW-Platteville grads set to make an impact in growing field of plant breeding and biotechnology

    Photo of Garrett Larsen, who worked in UW-Platteville's plant-microbe symbioses laboratory for four years.

    Garrett Larsen had a passion for plant biotechnology even before he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Thanks to the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program through BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute and […]

  2. UW-Platteville announces plans to address substitute teacher shortage

    Photo of UW-Platteville graduation cap

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education announced a plan to help address the critical shortage of substitute teachers in the state by offering current UW-Platteville students an opportunity to have an […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire Blugold excited to begin teaching career despite ongoing pandemic

    Photo of Abbi Holzmann, who has known since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a teacher. The ongoing pandemic has made her more determined than ever to make a difference in the lives of students. Holzmann, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in December, began her first professional teaching job in January at an Eau Claire middle school. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “I was around 5 years old, and I made my basement into my first classroom and taught silly little lessons to my stuffed animals and Polly Pockets,” says Holzmann, who […]

  4. Destination education: 69-year-old graduates with summa cum laude honors

    Photo of Mickey Peasley, UW-Platteville graduate

    Education has been the vehicle to a better life for Mickey Peasley. Last month, the soon-to-be 70-year-old earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. It’s a […]

  5. UW-Whitewater accounting graduate transitions directly to the full-time MBA, a growing trend

    Photo of Nayeli Govantes Alcantar ’21, who earned a BBA in accounting and business analytics and enrolled in the MBA at UW-Whitewater.

    In recent years, the average age of students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at UW-Whitewater has slowly drifted downward. While the pandemic influenced this trend in 2020, it began […]

  6. Journey to graduation: UW Oshkosh senior combines Pokemon passion with history degree

    Photo of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Caleb Gedemer, of Little Chute

    As a professional Pokemon card player, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Caleb Gedemer, of Little Chute, gained new perspectives as he traveled the world to take part in competitions. Now […]

  7. New UW-Eau Claire grad ‘pays it forward,’ works to make computer science field more equitable and inclusive

    Photo of Alexis Lappe, who has excelled in the classroom as a UW-Eau Claire computer science major, but she also worked hard as a Blugold to make the STEM fields more inclusive and equitable. After she graduates in December, she plans to continue her efforts to bring more women and minorities into computer science and related fields. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “Pay it forward” may have become a popular saying in recent years, but it’s long been a way of life for Alexis Lappe, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior who […]

  8. First UW-Green Bay water science undergraduate heads to graduate school at UWM

    Photo of Tyler Kunze is now a graduate student conducting research with UWM's Harvey Bootsma.

    Kunze’s path exemplifies how undergraduate research opportunities and mentoring can lead to more water scientists Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became […]

  9. UWO Fox Cities student’s degree, screenwriting internship, launch career

    Photo of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus alumna Maizie Foth, of Appleton, who said her life’s path took an unexpected and exciting turn when she secured an internship working with a Los Angeles screenwriter.

    Life doesn’t always follow a script. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus alumna Maizie Foth, of Appleton, said her life’s path took an unexpected and exciting turn when she […]

  10. Resilient researchers: UW-La Crosse students adapt their research amid COVID-19

    Photo of Nico Lang and Cullen Schull, both May 2021 graduates, who found success adapting their biochemistry research amid COVID-19.

    A pair of UW-La Crosse biochemistry students didn’t let COVID-19 stand in the way of their research. Cullen Schull and Nico Lang, who each graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in […]